Alumni in the News
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Nico Berardi, PI alumnus from the 2015 Miami Entrepreneurs delegation, discusses his work as managing director of Accelerated Growth Partners and how he is focused on solving the “funding gap” for Miami entrepreneurs. Full article here: https://thenewtropic.com/nico-berardi-solving-funding-gap/
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Project Interchange alumnus (2015 Argentinian Opinion Leaders delegation), Hernan Lombardi, was selected by Argentina’s President-elect Mauricio Macri to lead the National System of Public Media. More details of this announcement can be found here. Below is Hernan in Israel with Project Interchange (4th in on the left).
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
During Fiesta, the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs (BILLA)’s 10th anniversary celebration in Mexico City, three Project Interchange alumni participated on a panel in which they discussed their first-hand experience in Israel. The panel included: Alejandra Castillo, Director of Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce, Felix Sanchez, Chair and Co-Founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, and Trinidad Vergara, President and Co-Founder of V&R EDITORAS.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
Leni Gonzalez, Project Interchange alumna from our 2006 National Latina Leaders delegation, was recently named as a winner of the 2015 James B. Hunter Human Rights Award from the Arlington Human Rights Commission. The James B. Hunter Award recognizes sustained commitment and/or outstanding accomplishment in the area of human rights made in Arlington by an individual, community group, non-profit organization or business. Read more here: http://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/2015-human-rights-award-winners-announced/.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Zuraya Tapia-Hadley (2013 National Latino Leaders delegation) named in Huffington Post’s “40 Under 40” list of influential Latinos in foreign policy. Zuraya currently serves as VP of Public Affairs for UPS, where she works with governments and organizations to advance international trade and other policy priorities.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Mary Sue Coleman, former University of Michigan president, will become the next president of the Association of American Universities (effective June 1, 2016). AAU represents 34 public, 26 private and two Canadian universities. Read the full announcement in The Detroit News and see the photo of Coleman’s 2008 delegation of University Presidents in Israel.
Diplomatic Leadership Alumnus, Ambassador Suleymanov, Discusses Iran, the Nuclear Deal, and More with JNS.org
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Upon the conclusion of his AJC Project Interchange seminar in Israel, Azerbaijan Ambassador to the U.S. Elin Suleymanov spoke with JNS.org about his experience in Israel, his thoughts on the Iran nuclear deal and Azerbaijan’s international relationships. Ambassador Suleymanov stated that he has been enlightened about issues ranging from Judea and Samaria’s Jewish communities, to the Palestinians, to religion and rhetoric. Full article here.
Friday, July 31st, 2015
Stonly Baptiste, Co-Founder of Urban.US and PI alumnus from the 2015 Miami Entrepreneur delegation, has been featured in CNN Money’s Upstart 30 list, which highlights the top 30 innovators and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of industries who are gaining significant traction and “disrupting” their fields. The feature article about Stonly and Urban.US can be found here.
Lori Bettison-Varga, Project Interchange Alumna, Named as New President of LA’s Natural History Museum
Friday, July 10th, 2015
Lori Bettison-Varga, President of Scripps College in Claremont, California, has been named President of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Read the LA Times announcement and see a photo of Bettison-Varga at Tel Aviv University during her 2013 Project Interchange University Presidents seminar.